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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Great weekend getaway

We live approximately 2.5hrs from St louis and often go there for a night away.We have been to the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
abwright67
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Harrisburg, Illinois
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Great for kids and adults

Loved taking my kids to this with all the interactive exhibits. My kids loved the T-rex the best... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
cagednurse
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With the mission "to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning", the Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top five science centers in the United States, and has been named one of the Top 10 Science Centers for Families by Parents Magazine and one of America's most visited museums by Forbes Traveler Magazine. The complex includes over 96,000 sq-ft of interactive science-technology exhibits that are part of the Science Center's free general admission. The most recent major permanent exhibit is GROW, a one-acre outdoor exhibit that will take visitors on a journey of food, to gain a deeper understanding of our food supply. The Science Center's ticketed areas include the OMNIMAX, a four-story IMAX Dome theater; the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, one of the world's largest planetariums; and the Discovery Room, an activity area for families with younger children.
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“omnimax theater” (45 reviews)
“all ages” (130 reviews)
“discovery room” (32 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We live approximately 2.5hrs from St louis and often go there for a night away.We have been to the science center several time & LOVE it! It's free :) but the kids love the dinosaurs and the walkway over the interstate.So if your in St...More

Thank abwright67
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Abwright67- It's good to hear we've become one of your go-to places for qucik-trip getaways, and that you enjoy us so much. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 6 September 2016

Loved taking my kids to this with all the interactive exhibits. My kids loved the T-rex the best and insisted on seeing it multiple times. Will be going back on our next visit.

Thank cagednurse
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Cagednurse- T-Rex would wave if his arms weren't so short, and eagerly awaits your next visit! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to the science center twice. Stayed for hours. Kids were interested and engaged the entire visit each time. Free to enter plus $12 parking. There is a Hampton Inn within very short walking When you pair the Arch National Park, the free...More

Thank Middleton_Girl
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Middleton_Girl- It's always nice to have a return visitor from out-of-town. We're very pleased we're becoming a repeat destination for you. Until next time... -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I are new to the area and had seen previews for the National Parks film playing at the Science Center in their OmniMax theater. We went early and found parking to be quite easy. Prior to the show we roamed the science...More

Thank rboomer68
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Rboomer68- Welcome to St. Louis! As you're finding out, there's a host of great things to see and do in your new home, and we're delighted you so thoroughly enjoyed the Science Center. Come back soon and often (and consider a Membership!). -John Wharton, Managing...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Plenty to see and do for the kids. We especially enjoyed the forensic fingerprint experiment along with the Grow area.

Thank PacelliSouth
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

PacelliSouth- We're quite proud of our new GROW exhibit and pleased you enjoyed it, along with the rest of the Science Center. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Science Center is free ($12.00 to park) with so many ways to keep the kids busy for most of the day. So many hands on activities and experiments. The kids (8 and 10) had a great time and it looked like all the younger...More

Thank Carol R
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Carol R- We're glad you enjoyed yourselves - come back soon! -John

Reviewed 25 August 2016

The science center is good for school kids not for parents with toddlers or KG kids as both cannot enjoy it. planetarium is one good thing in the center.

Thank pammuj
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Pammuj- I'm a bit puzzled by your critiquing us that we're only good for school kids and not toddlers, as you were recently enthusiastic about Kennedy Space Center offering so much for teens (school age kids?). -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This was incredibly. We were four adult friends who went there on a whim. And we had such a good time. Just trying everything they had to offer. We didn't get to try half of what they had because we came a little late and...More

Thank Runa S
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Runa S.- We're very pleased you and your adult companions enjoyed yourselves so much. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 24 August 2016

I am totally into science. Hadn't been to the science center for years so decided to go. They have added a lot since my last visit for sure. They have several areas of scientific interest and a nice gift shop. They were particularly busy the...More

Thank maria p
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Maria P- We're pleased that you found so much new since your last visit - the last few years in particular have seen several major new exhibit areas, including our giant new outdoor GROW exhibit. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 24 August 2016

I am amazed at all the free educational attractions in St Louis. The Science Center is fantastic. Parking over at the planetarium is free. Walking from the planetarium to the science center, you will cross over the highway in a skywalk. There are radar detectors...More

Thank Amy A
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Amy A- We're glad you had such a great time in your last visit. St. Louis believes so much in making cultural institutions accessible to all that City and County property owners tax themselves to help provide support to our major attractions. Thanks for noticing...More

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784David_W784
23 June 2017|
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Response from bob k | Reviewed this property |
Public transportation will take you close to the Museum within a block or so. But it would be wise to take a taxi. It will drop you off directly in front of the Museum.
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ELKW
19 February 2017|
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Response from John W | Property representative |
ELKW- The Science Center operates two parking lots. Our main building's controlled surface lot at 5050 Oakland Avenue has space for up to 734 cars, with a charge of $10 per car ($12 per in summer peak time). The lot... More
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240chanas
11 July 2016|
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Response from John W | Property representative |
Children under age 2 are considered kiddos-on-laps and are not charged admission. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations
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